Working with server profiles to control remove-and-replace behavior

In a server profile, the Affinity control sets the remove-and-replace behavior for server blades. If you apply a server profile to a server blade and the server is subsequently removed from the device bay, the Affinity setting controls whether the server profile is reapplied when you insert a server blade into the empty bay. Server profiles for rack servers do not have affinity.

Affinity value

Description

Device bay

The server profile you assign to the (empty) device bay is applied to any server blade you insert into the bay, provided the server hardware type of the inserted server blade matches the server hardware type specified in the server profile.

Device bay affinity is the default.

Device bay + server hardware
The server profile you assign to the (empty) device bay is not applied if you insert a different server into the bay. The serial number and server hardware type of the inserted server blade must match the values in the server profile. Affinity between the server profile and the server hardware is established when one of the following conditions is met:
  • The server profile is assigned to server hardware in a device bay.

  • The server profile is assigned to an empty device bay and you subsequently insert a server blade with a matching server hardware type into the bay.

Editing a server profile resets its server hardware affinity. If you assign the server profile to a populated device bay, the server hardware in the bay becomes associated with the profile. If the server profile is unassigned or assigned to an empty device bay, any current association is cleared.